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The edge of objectivity : an essay in the history of scientific idea

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the social context of science rather than its internal dynamics, this book views science more as a threatening instance of power than as an accumulation of knowledge. It provides an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coulston Gillispie
ISBN: 0691079528 9780691079523 0691023506 9780691023502
OCLC Number: 964789
Description: 562 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Full circle --
Art, life, and experiment --
The new philosophy --
Newton with his prism and silent face --
Science and the Enlightenment --
The rationalization of matter --
The history of nature --
Biology comes of age --
Early energetics --
Field physics --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Charles Coulston Gillispie.

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